12 things to do in Montreal this weekend: March 23 to 25

Mar 22 2018, 10:14 pm

It’s finally the weekend and the city is filled with exciting events.¬†From checking out art events to a chocolate race, get ready to make this three-day stretch a good one!

Expo Manger Sante et Vivre Vert

Vegetarians unite! Montreal’s giant vegetarian food festival is back for another year! Titled Expo Manger Sante et Vivre Vert, this three-day exhibition is a healthy eater’s paradise.

Where: Palais des Congres
When: March 23 to 25, 2018
Tickets: Available online, $15

Cabane Panache Et Bois Rond

A cabane a sucre right in the middle of the city! Montreal’s own urban sugar shack/maple syrup festival is back for the 8th year in a row. Officially called Cabane Panache Et Bois Rond, all the sugary goodness of a Quebec cabane a sucre will be coming to Promenade Wellington between March 22 to 25, 2018.

Where: Promenade Wellington, 266 Rue Hickson, Verdun
When: March 23 to 25, 2018
Times:  Friday, March 23, 2018: 5 pm to 10 pm

Saturday, March 24, 2018: 11 am to 7 pm
Sunday, March 25, 2018: 11 am to 5 pm

Vintage clothing sale

20+ vendors will be selling mostly vintage and some lightly used clothing all day at affordable prices. It’s the perfect way to get your hands on some amazing and unique finds.

Where: 4123 St-Denis Street
When: March 24, 2018
Time: 11 am to 5:30 pm

The 5K Chococourse

Looking to achieve those summer fitness goals while treating yourself to chocolate? It sounds contradictory but that’s exactly what you can do at the Montreal Chococourse. This 5 km run, presented by Cacao Barry and organized by Les Courses Gourmandes, is the perfect event for those with a sweet tooth.

Where: Maisonneuve Park
When: March 24, 2018
Register: Online 

Marché Jean-Talon and Marché Atwater sugar shacks

Get ready to stuff your face because two of Montreal‚Äôs farmers’ markets will be transforming into urban sugar shacks this month.

Marché Jean-Talon and Marché Atwater will turn into sugar shacks and will feature live music, entertainments, tastings, and activities for the kids.

When: Jean-Talon market: March 24
Atwater market: March 25
Where: Marché Jean-Talon and Marché Atwater
Time: 11 am to 2 pm


Multi-platinum and Grammy award-winning rap superstar Nelly is wrapping up the year with an exciting new announcement for his Canadian fans.¬†The hitmaker behind hip-hop bangers like “Ride Wit Me”, “Hot In Here”, “Dilemma,” and “Country Grammar” will be kicking off his national “ALL WORK NO PLAY” promo tour starting in March 2018 where he’s set to perform in major cities across Canada including Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, Vancouver and more.

Where: Olympia de Montréal, 1004 Ste-Catherine Est.
When: March 25, 2018
Time: 8 to 11 pm
Tickets: Available online, $42 to $127

Art Matters

Art lovers will be getting a treat next month as North America’s largest undergraduate arts festival will be coming to Montreal. Art Matters will take place from March 3 to 27 at various galleries and creative spaces around the city.

Where: Various locations
When:  Until March 27, 2018

Art Souterrain

Taking art out of the galleries and integrating them into daily life, Art Souterrain is hands down one of the coolest art festivals Montreal has ever hosted.

Each installation will be set in a different underground tunnel in Montreal. Art Souterrain will take over several kilometres of underground space, as well as 9 satellite spaces in the city

Where: Various locations around the city. Check website for details.
When: Until March 25, 2018

Montreal Botanical Garden Butterflies Go Free

The Montreal Botanical Garden‚Äôs annual ‚ÄúButterflies Go Free‚ÄĚ exhibit is back for another year. Taking over the Main Exhibition Greenhouse from February 22 until April 29, visitors can step into a humid tropical oasis that will make you forget all about winter.

Where: Montreal Botanical Garden, 4101, rue Sherbrooke Est
When: Until April 29, 2018

Check out the winter village at Olympic Park 

The traditional winter village at Montreal’s Olympic Park has officially returned for 2017 and 2018. From now until March 25, 2018, you can enjoy outdoor skating on a brand new frozen trail, browse the pop-up shops, discover artisanal products, and take part in plenty of other fun winter activities.

Where: Olympic Park, 4545 Pierre-de Coubertin Ave
When: Until March 25, 2018
Time: Thursday and Friday: 4:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: 10:00 am to 9:00 pm.
There are also special hours during the holidays. Check website for details.

Montreal Museum of Contemporary Art Leonard Cohen Exhibit

Montreal’s Museum of Contemporary Art is hosting an ongoing immersive exhibition to honour the legendary Leonard Cohen.

‚ÄúA Crack in Everything,‚ÄĚ is a¬†multidisciplinary exhibit will showcase works of art from local and international artists who were inspired by Cohen.

Where: Montreal Museum of Contemporary Art
When: Until April 8, 2018

Visit a Sugar Shack

Although the bustling urban city of Montreal is not home to any sugar shacks, you won’t have to travel far to get an authentic Quebec experience. Whether you love the horse-drawn carriage rides or the plethora of maple treats, there are plenty of reasons to visit a sugar shack this winter. Typically open from late February to April, some of the best (and closest) sugar shacks to Montreal include Sucrerie de la Montagne, Cabane à Sucre Au Pied Cochon, and Cabane à Sucre Bouvrette.
When: End of February to mid April
Where: Various locations

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